The ROUS Foundation

Caplin Rous 2007/07/10 - 2011/01/04

The photo above was taken on 2010/12/03, just one month before Caplin Rous died. He looks the picture of health, eating nice tasty, green grass just like a capybara should. Is this what killed him?

UPDATE: Please see the ROUS Foundation page (using the tab at the top of this page) for more information! Continue reading “The ROUS Foundation” »

Wesley & Fiona: The Weighing

Wesley and Fiona

Wesley and Fiona

I hope y’all remember little Wesley and Fiona who live at the Snake Farm Zoo in New Braunfels. I’ve been visiting with them ever since Garibaldi Rous died. Fiona is Gari’s little sister and it helps a little to be around her and Wesley. Continue reading “Wesley & Fiona: The Weighing” »

Dobby(e) Trip: Part 4

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Prince Dobalob

This whole Dobby trip is taking a long time to relate. I’d say it’s about four times as long in blog posts as it was in real life! I guess that’s just how big a star Dobby is. Today’s post finishes up the whole adventure by covering his swimming pool exploits and the sudden deterioration of our relationship, as well as a bit of Seattle tourism. Continue reading “Dobby(e) Trip: Part 4” »

Dobby(e) Trip: Part 3

Here comes Dobby!

Here comes Dobby!

In this post we will continue our exploration of Dobby’s habitat. As you’ll recall, in Part 2 we focused on the backyard. In this post we’ll finish up some stuff in the back and then move to the front yard. Continue reading “Dobby(e) Trip: Part 3” »

Dobby(e) Trip: Part 2

Dobby Winnick

Dobby Winnick

Finally I am getting around to posting about my visit with Dobby(e) Winnick.

Let me start by explaining his name. Dobby’s real name is Dobby but some people know him as Dobbye. This is because he has a Facebook page and Facebook refuses to allow him to name himself Dobby. So his name on Facebook is Dobbye Winnick. He also has a Facebook page for Prince Dobalob. You can look him up. Or visit his blog, Pet Capybara. Continue reading “Dobby(e) Trip: Part 2” »

Dobby(e) Trip: Part 1

Prince Dobalob

Prince Dobalob

I’m starting this post with a cute photo of Prince Dobalob, aka Dobby(e) Winnick. Isn’t he adorable? Well, get over it because the whole rest of this post is not going to be about Dobby at all, it’s going to be about my journey to get to him. The journey starts in Buda, TX, detours through Los Angeles, and ends in Seattle with the famous capybara. This installment is about the LA section of the trip. I’d like to promise that it will be interesting, even though it is not about capybaras, but you will have to judge that for yourselves. Continue reading “Dobby(e) Trip: Part 1” »